Two men were arrested for assault on Sunday, accused of pouring water from an 11th floor apartment balcony in Minato Ward onto people walking on the street below.
Police said Keitaro Hagiwara, 24, an unemployed man who lives in the apartment, and his friend, Katsunori Yamana, 25, are accused of using a 45-liter bucket to pour water on a 41-year old man and his 3-year-old son at around 1 p.m. on March 10. Police said that there had been five cases reported to police since February of people being drenched in water as they passed the 11-floor apartment block.
Police said that while no one was injured in the reported cases and that it was rare for them to pursue charges relating to splashing or attacking people with water, they noted it was possible someone could be injured and that the incidents had caused concern amongst residents.
Hagiwara and Yamana have admitted to pouring the water from the 30-meter-high balcony, adding that while they did it for fun, they now regret their actions.© News reports